The unofficial "I'm waiting for Sandy Bridge" thread

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Noch, Apr 13, 2010.

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  1. Noch macrumors newbie

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  2. Doc69 macrumors 6502

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    When can we expect Sandy Bridge MBPs?

    I need a new MBP at the beginning of 2011. However, if MBPs with Sandy Bridge are not out by March 2011, I may as well buy one now.

    What's your guess for release time for Sandy Bridge MBPs? It seems like it took 3 months after the release of Arrandale to get it into a MBP, and Wikipedia says Sandy Bridge should be out in Q4 2010. That should make a Q1 2011 release possible. What do you guys think?
     
  3. FnuGk macrumors regular

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    i wonder what they will do of the 13" by then? go AMD with those maybe?
     
  4. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

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    The first release of Sandy Bridge in Q1 2011 will only be desktop variants of the dual and quad core variety; 6 and 8 core Sandy Bridge chips aren't due out til Q2 2011 (Intel is taking the same strategy as with Westmere micro-architecture and plans to initiate production of less complex processors first with higher-end models following later) - add to that mass production of the chips isn't scheduled til Q3 2011 (And that's all assuming no delays, and with whats new in these chips I wouldn't be the least surprised if delays came along). Personally, I have not heard anything about mobile SB chips; so it's safe to say mobile chips won't be out for a while - not to mention how long it will take to mass produce them enough for Apple's needs. So in my opinion; it will be at least a year from now til mobile SB chips are even announced - All of those people thinking Q1 2011 for SB MBPs will be sorely disappointed.
     
  5. 2high2aim macrumors 6502

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    agree...I would say the soonnest it would be out is in a 18 months. Thats a long wait and I already waited long enough...now I'm waiting for the Ipod touch BTS sale but am most likely buying towards the end of next week
     
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